September 29-October 1, 2017



Course Description

The goal of this workshop is to experiment, have a good time and create some jewels. All levels are welcome. Bring a friend!

Each day will include lectures, readings, a question and answer session, a demo for technique, and student painting time. Individual guidance and personal critiques will be ongoing.

We are going to create mixed media collages using acrylic paint, found and purchased papers, a variety of drawing tools, and black and white photocopies or laser prints of your own travel and family photography.

Other collage elements to bring might include poetry, letters, postcards, tickets, receipts, monoprints and drawings, rice and tissue papers, maps, patterned paper, labels, graph paper, ledgers, vintage book pages, engravings, stamps. Bring black and white copies or laser prints of your photography in a variety of sizes instead of using the original photos or found papers.

We will use matte medium for adhesive, your favorite acrylic paints for color, plus anything you like to draw with, such as pencil, ink, charcoal, color pencils, and water soluble crayons to embellish our paintings.

-Emphasis is on design. Balance is key.

-We are going to work relatively small and quickly!

-We will work in a series.

-Pulling it together - tweaking the color, value and design, for a unified image that works!

About the Instructor

Ms. Brouillette is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. Maureen has work in corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Rutgers University. She has two paintings, Organics I and II, which were featured nationwide by Crate and Barrel. Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, does demos and critiques, and judges art shows.

Supply List

Golden or Liquitex Acrylic Paint in tubes, jars, or fluids. Bring no more than a dozen of your favorite colors plus black and white.

Golden Matte Medium

Masking tape

140 lb. hot or cold press watercolor paper cut into 8”x10” or 12”x12” pieces and a piece of foamcore or other surface to tape them to. Or several small gallery wrapped canvases. Either water color paper or canvas is fine to work on. Your choice.

Your favorite brushes


Water soluble crayons and pencils


Paper towels

Black & white photocopies or laser prints of your photos in a variety of sizes. Err on the too light side rather than too dark.

Found papers and store bought papers

Stencils and stamps